Does anyone have a route map for the best and safest route to get from the 51 and 46 intersection outside the west side of Camp Zama to Miyagase Lake? I was told that their was beautiful riding around the lake.
Larry, this route is really nice and avoids traffic. It follows rivers but goes over a sharp climb (Hanbara Toge) so not sure if that's your thing or not...as it's 16% in one section. Lovely road with nice views on the other side.
I use 2 routes to get to Miyagase from Machida via Zama.
Route 1 with long gradual climbs;
129, 65, 510, 412, 513 and then the 64 to approach Miyagase from the North.
Route 2 is shorter, but has steeper climbs;
63 and then the 60 and 64 to get to the lake.
I prefer to make those rides on a Sunday, but hate to wake up early, so usually don't make it to Zama until 11:00 or 11:30h. I might be going up there next week Sunday if the weather is fine.